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Bar One Racing 50Euro Free Bet Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 0f 115y
  • 18 runners
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Bar One Racing 50Euro Free Bet Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.40
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 0000-

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Probably unsuited by soft ground at Naas in March on his first handicap hurdle attempt; seemingly no chance with Birdsandthebees on that running, but clearly a different proposition now that his career has taken a turn for the better with back-to-back wins on the Flat at Limerick and Gowran; good ground key; potential handicap blot.

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Verdict Starting price

28

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Unanswered

10st 0lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: A J Martin

Third reserve; three-time Flat winner won over 2m5f at Cheltenham in November but disappointed at Leopardstown next time; solid on last two starts but needs more up in trip; due to run in the 3.40 here Wednesday.

8th

11

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Unanswered

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

prominent on inner

6/1

3rd

18

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Unanswered

10st 3lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

prominent, mistake 4th, pushed along when outpaced before 2 out, ridden when ran on after last, went third final strides

13/2

10/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: /U730-

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Flat winner for Kevin Prendergast on quick ground; third placing here last October gives him a chance; soft ground probably against him at Gowran in January.

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18th

11

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Muntahez

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Flat winner; 0-13 over timber and it was a low-key return at Kilbeggan last month; wants quicker ground than what is likely here.

33/1

8th

6

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Kilbeggan

Muntahez

11st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Is 0-12 over hurdles but nearly made all when last seen over hurdles in October; however, well below form on the Flat when last seen in January and absent since; may need this.

20/1

25/1

  • Place: £10.50

Form: 0000-P

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Not a huge price when pulled-up on handicap debut at Clonmel; big improvement needed with tongue-tie.

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2nd

5

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 110y

15:35 Downpatrick

Hes Leading Me On

11st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: L Young

prominent on outer, pressed leader when not fluent 2 out, soon pushed along, led narrowly approaching last, ridden after last, soon headed but kept on, just held second

11/2

1st

5

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:00 Sligo

Hes Leading Me On

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: L Young

midfield, headway from 3 out, disputed lead 2 out, led and went clear approaching last, ridden out run-in

7/2

1st

1

11th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 110y

20:00 Tramore

Hes Leading Me On

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: L Young

held up in midfield, headway and prominent 5th, smooth headway and made challenge 2 out, soon led, ridden clear approaching last, kept on strongly, comfortably

7/4

66/1

  • Place: £22.80

Form: 000-

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Nothing in three maiden outings last season to suggest winning potential.

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22

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Miala Araya

10st 6lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Runner-up over 2m4f at Killarney last year but nothing since in a restricted campaign although wasn't discredited over inadequate 2m at Thurles on recent debut for current yard; others still preferred.

25/1

5th

17

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Miala Araya

10st 13lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Runner-up over 24f at Killarney last year but nothing since in a restricted campaign; first start for new yard after three months' break and best watched over inadequate trip.

25/1

10th

14

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Kilbeggan

Miala Araya

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: M A Cahill

Runner-up at Killarney a year ago but shown nothing in three runs since; tailed off in May and drop to this trip may not help.

33/1

Form: 00F0-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Huge price in four maiden hurdle outings, impossible to make a case for him.

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No Results Found

Form: 0634F- BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite on last three runs; good runs over longer distances at this venue and at Gowran; was staying on when falling two out in 2m Clonmel event nine weeks ago; possible that everything will fall into place for him.

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9th

9

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Ffos Las

Mise Raftaire

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, pushed along and lost ground quickly home turn, weakened 3 out, soon eased, tailed off

11/2

11

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:00 Fontwell

Mise Raftaire

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

disputed lead, led after 1st, bad mistake and fell 2nd

8/1

3rd

7

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:35 Fontwell

Mise Raftaire

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

jumped left on occasions, led, hit 7th, ridden after 2 out, headed after last, no extra when lost second towards finish

20/1

Form: 00624- BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Fine effort when second at Naas on handicap debut in March, another solid display when fourth at Clonmel last month; fair chance of reaching the money again.

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4

19th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Good Man Turk

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

towards rear, some headway on inner after 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, no impression when fell last

13/2

2nd

8

5th Aug 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Good Man Turk

11st 7lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Matthew J Smith

travelled strongly, held up in rear, going easily and headway after 2 out (usual 3 out), shaken up when prominent approaching last, pushed along and kept on well run-in, went second final strides

10/1

4th

10

21st Jul 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Good Man Turk

10st 12lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Matthew J Smith

held up in rear, headway and joined leaders 10th, led 11th, headed after 3 out, every chance 2 out, lost second last, weakened final 110yds

7/1

Form: 2548-7

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Showed definite potential for minor success last summer, especially when second at Roscommon in June; likely to show the benefit of recent reappearance when finishing in mid-division at Down Royal.

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10th

12

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Grinn

10st 6lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: David Rees

Longstanding maiden who has finished tailed off in her last two runs; opposable.

66/1

9th

9

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Grinn

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Maiden after 33 starts; shaped quite well on last month's stable debut over 2m here but tailed off at Newton Abbot since; Sean Bowen aboard but others have more pressing claims.

20/1

12th

9

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:00 Newton Abbot

Grinn

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: David Rees

Not beaten too far on this month's stable debut at Worcester but that took her career record to 0-32; stable also runs Karannelle.

12/1

Form: 2648P/

Last run: 581 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner; best hurdles form was in two Bellewstown handicaps two seasons ago; a long way below his best on his last three Flat outings before a change of stable.

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7th

12

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:50 Cork

Shamad

11st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

held up in rear

33/1

12th

5

(7)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Fairyhouse

Shamad

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Pulled up in his last three starts, all in points; just about his optimum trip and conditions back on the level here but he has questions to answer and has only had one run on the Flat since 2021.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 49794-

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Fourth on handicap debut in a 25-runner Naas event won by the owner with a well-backed runner; obvious chance on that basis, but the concern now is that Unanswered (in rear in that Naas event) has since turned a corner with two Flat wins; interesting to see how the market rates the pair.

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7th

13

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Birdsandthebees

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

soon led, headed and raced in second after 1st, jumped slightly left 4th, led again from 5th, not fluent 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out

9/2

8th

16

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:45 Punchestown

Birdsandthebees

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

midfield

6/1

Form: P/090-

Last run: 222 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Strong trainer/rider combination; hard to fancy; always at the back when 100-1 on her handicap debut at Tramore last October.

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15

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Wexford

Nobrainnoheadache

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

midfield, good headway and prominent 3 out, pushed along and went second on turn before 2 out, shaken up to lead after 2 out, ridden clear final 110yds

20/1

11th

18

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Nobrainnoheadache

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Strong trainer/rider combination; hard to fancy; always at the back when 100-1 on her handicap debut at Tramore last October.

33/1

12th

11

14th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

12:30 Tramore

Nobrainnoheadache

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Handicap debut but no encouragement to be derived from four runs in maidens; in-form jockey a plus.

16/1

Form: 08/00-

Last run: 187 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

First of three handicap runs was respectable but two subsequent efforts were poor; lacks a recent outing.

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6th

10

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Wexford

Hisdaywillcome

11st 7lb

J: Mr R Sugrue

T: Thomas Cooper

in touch with leaders, chased leaders after 2nd, briefly went second 6th, ridden and weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up 2 out

5/1

Form: 000F7-

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Looks limited on the form he has shown in five maiden hurdle outings; not an obvious contender.

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3rd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Hard Target

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: David Harry Kelly

Disappointing in his latest hurdle but consistent up until then and there are winning chasers in the family.

25/1

Form: 46680- CD

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Only two wins from 37 runs over hurdles; has run well when fresh in the past, but getting on in years now and may need the run after a break.

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9th

12

13th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tramore

Jazz Ranger

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: James Andrew Fahey

in rear, slightly hampered 1st, mistake 4 out, minor headway after 3 out, never dangerous

7/1

11th

8

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Jazz Ranger

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: James Andrew Fahey

always towards rear, lost touch from 2 out

6/1

2nd

7

14th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Tramore

Jazz Ranger

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: James Andrew Fahey

dwelt start, in rear, headway 4 out, in touch with leaders when pushed along before 2 out, keeping on when ridden on outer after last, went second towards finish, no match for winner

10/1

Form: 570/

Last run: 637 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Fit from the Flat and was placed three starts back, a long time since his last hurdles run; others preferred in the circumstances.

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0

4

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

19:00 Roscommon

Lucky Number

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Only win came on the Flat back in 2019; ran okay on the AW last month but was tailed off in new headgear at Naas (1m, soft) and was behind when falling on his chase debut in February (66-1).

40/1

13th

15

(18)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Naas

Lucky Number

8st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Oliver McKiernan

midfield

16/1

6th

13

(6)

12th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Lucky Number

8st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Oliver McKiernan

Poor sort on the Flat nowadays; last seen when falling in a beginners chase at Thurles in February.

25/1

Form: 008-0

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

In very capable hands but very hard to discern promise from maiden form; any market support would put his chance in a different perspective; third reserve.

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16th

24

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Not So Proper

11st 8lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: C Byrnes

In very capable hands but very hard to discern promise from maiden form; any market support would put his chance in a different perspective; third reserve.

10th

8

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Kilbeggan

Not So Proper

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

No sign of ability yet.

50/1

8th

5

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 30y

16:45 Kilbeggan

Not So Proper

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

Form: /0029-

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Decent chance on the basis of Clonmel second in March; failed to replicate that form when wearing first-time cheekpieces at Ballinrobe.

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9th

6

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Early Arrival

11st 10lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

Strike-rate of 1-31 sets the alarm bells ringing but he went close in a huge field over C&D 12 days ago and will surely be on the scene if he can repeat that form.

4/1

Form: 0009P-

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Made mistakes at Kilbeggan a month ago; will need to jump much better to give herself any chance.

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18th

7

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Free Birds Fly

11st 9lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

Made mistakes at Kilbeggan a month ago; will need to jump much better to give herself any chance.

50/1

10

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Free Birds Fly

10st 11lb

J: B J Cooper

T: P A Fahy

40/1

9th

7

25th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 188y

14:10 Thurles

Free Birds Fly

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

Shown very little in a pair of maiden hurdles and a bumper so far; back down in trip.

33/1

Form: P000-8

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Flat winner over 1m2f for William Haggas; may improve from recent handicap debut at Down Royal; has a bit to find with the more experienced Grinn on that running.

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11

16th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 22y

17:10 Tramore

Just Jacob

11st 5lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdles winner, rated 104; nothing yet in three attempts chasing albeit stiff task on latest; sights lowered here for handicap debut but hard to be confident in.

10/1

7th

10

19th Dec 2022

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Punchestown

Just Jacob

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

novicey jumping, towards rear, not fluent 5th, dropped to rear 6th, no extra from 3 out, tailed off

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €1249.00
Straight Forecast €1196.00
Tricast €29942.90
Trifecta €5930.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Good Man Turk

The Irish Sun:

Birdsandthebees

SPOTLIGHT:

Unanswered

RP Ratings (IRE):

Mise Raftaire